Journalism conference next week in Vancouver

Canada’s must-attend journalism event is coming to Vancouver next week and it promises some riveting speakers and compelling stories. The Canadian Association of Journalists annual conference and awards gala runs from May 22-24th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Panels and workshops that may be of interest to our readers include:

  • Burning Chrome: Journalism beyond Twitter, Facebook and Google (with UBC’s Alfred Hermida)
  • The Future of Journalism (with the Vancouver Sun’s Kirk Lapointe)
  • Citizen Journalism (with NowPublic’s Michael Tippett)
  • Covering the Olympics (with Mike Kileen)

With tough times hitting the media industry recently, the CAJ is doing their part to help out – students included:

And for journalists who may have been laid off recenly, our upcoming national conference in Vancouver offers ways to learn new skills, veer off on new career paths and, of course, stay connected with what’s happening in the industry. To help our unemployed colleagues attend the conference May 22-24, the CAJ is offering a special rate of $100, the same price charged to students. To register at the special rate, please email the CAJ office at